May 2012

Taste of Bar Harbor 2012

My courageous battle with Dessert Night at the Taste of Bar Harbor 2012. In only its second year of existence, the Taste of Bar Harbor festival has already come quite a long way. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, it … Continue reading

Bandaloop, Kennebunkport

Thoughtfully prepared cuisine, great wine, and the secrets of eternal life at Bandaloop. As I hobble, due to an ill-advised and exercise-related knee injury, through the streets of Kennebunkport toward Bandaloop, the sky opens up and a steady downpour of … Continue reading

David’s, Portland

David’s in Monument Square continues to evolve and keeps getting better. Entering into his 20th year of operation in Portland, it is quite refreshing to see chef David Turin still having fun behind the line. Though his second restaurant, David’s … Continue reading

Inn at English Meadows, Kennebunk

Though I am quite impressed by the recent renovations of the Inn at English Meadows, the full scope of the improvements truly sets in when I begin examining the old-fashioned decor in the “before” photographs. Owners Eric and Liz Brodar … Continue reading

Ryan’s Corner House Irish Pub, Kennebunk

There are few things more satisfying than the warming qualities of superlative Irish whiskey on a cold, rainy Monday night. An interesting fact about this breed of spirit is that compared to Scotland, which operates over 90 distilleries, Ireland has … Continue reading